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December 22nd, 2015

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Joaquín Goyache awarded the Military Merit Cross

The white decoration is awarded in recognition of teacher's distinguished merit and services related education in the defense

Joaquín Goyache, former Vice Chancellor of the Complutense University of Madrid and current VISAVET researcher today has been awarded with the Cross of Military Merit with white decoration.… Read more

December 17th, 2015

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Yurena Navarro García

Detección, caracterización y análisis funcional de la complejidad clonal en la tuberculosis humana y bovina

Yurena Navarro García defended the PhD Thesis at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid

Genotyping tools in tuberculosis were initially developed for epidemiological studies. However, they have also made it possible to reveal the existence of clonally complex infections caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), thus calling into question the assumption that each episode of tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a single strain. Coinfection by more than one strain (mixed infection) or simultaneous presence of clonal variants (polyclonal infection) were described. Heterogeneous distribution of strains or clonal variants in different infected tissues (co… Read more

December 15th, 2015

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Jordi Lopez Ramon

Estudio de la presencia de Nematodos Anisákidos en distintas especies acuícolas producidas en el litoral español

PhD Thesis defense by Jordi Lopez Ramon at the Valencia Polytechnic University

El principal objetivo de este trabajo ha sido la determinación de la presencia o ausencia de nematodos anisákidos en pescado proveniente de la acuicultura del litoral español. Para el estudio se han utilizado diferentes técnicas de detección: visualización directa, digestión ácida y visualización con UV. Se han estudiado un total de 4.080 muestras de pescados procedentes de granjas del litoral español en un estudio dividido en dos fases. También se ha realizado un estudio para la determinación de la presencia de nematodos anisákidos en pescado procedente de la pesca extractiva de la Comunitat… Read more

December 15th, 2015

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Entrevista exclusiva al Coronel Luis Martín Otero (Coordinador de La Red Española de Laboratorios de Alerta Biológica, RE-LAB)

Interview in La Tribuna del País Vasco of La Tribuna del País Vasco

December 11st, 2015

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Gestión y Evaluación de la Investigación

Oral communication in Máster en Microbiología y Parasitología: I+D

December 8th, 2015

Workshop on Accelerating Bovine TB Control in Developing Countries

VISAVET participated in this event

December 3rd, 2015

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El Mar y la Ciencia. Introducción

Conference in Jornadas por un Pacto por el Mar Menor

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December 1st, 2015

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Journal of microbiological methods

Efficacy of a typing scheme for campylobacter based on the combination of true and questionable CRISPR

Journal of microbiological methods publish this investigation article

This study evaluates an improved scheme for Campylobacter genotyping based on the combination of true and questionable CRISPR (Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) elements. A total of 180 Campylobacter strains (C. jejuni n = 93 and C. coli n = 87), isolated from neck skin and caecal content of broilers, poultry meat and sewage water were analysed. Another 97 C. jejuni DNA samples from cases of human campylobacteriosis were assessed. Sixty-three genotypes were found in C. jejuni considering only true CRISPR, and 16 additional genotypes were identified when questionable CR… Read more

December 1st, 2015

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International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Pelistega suis sp. nov., isolated from domestic and wild animals

Investigation published in International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Biochemical and molecular genetic studies were performed on three novel Gram-stain-negative, catalase, oxidase-positive bacilli-shaped organisms isolated from tonsils of two pigs and one wild boar. The microorganism was identified as a species associated with the genus Pelistega based on its cellular morphological and biochemical tests. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities, isolates were most closely related to Pelistega indica (98.2%). groEL and gyrB sequence analysis showed interspecies divergence from its closest 16S rRNA phylogenetic relative, P. indica of 87.0% and 69%, res… Read more

December 1st, 2015

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Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

First Detection of Antibodies Against African Swine Fever Virus in Faeces Samples

Investigation article published in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

African swine fever (ASF) is a viral, highly lethal haemorrhagic disease of swine with no available vaccine or effective treatment. Introduction of ASF into a country triggers immediate restriction measures that cause significant economic losses and threatens spread to neighbouring countries. Wild boar populations have been recently assigned an essential role in the spread of African swine fever virus (ASFV) to European countries. Therefore, effective surveillance and monitoring of wild boar populations is required, but sampling wild boar is logistically challenging and expensive. This study a… Read more

December 1st, 2015

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Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Experimental Transmission of African Swine Fever (ASF) Low Virulent Isolate NH/P68 by Surviving Pigs

Transboundary and Emerging Diseases publish this investigation article

African swine fever (ASF) has persisted in Eastern Europe since 2007, and two endemic zones have been identified in the central and southern parts of the Russian Federation. Moderate- to low-virulent ASF virus isolates are known to circulate in endemic ASF-affected regions. To improve our knowledge of virus transmission in animals recovered from ASF virus infection, an experimental in vivo study was carried out. Four domestic pigs were inoculated with the NH/P68 ASF virus, previously characterized to develop a chronic form of ASF. Two additional in-contact pigs were introduced at 72 days post-… Read more

December 1st, 2015

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Research in Veterinary Science

Evaluation of the immunogenicity and diagnostic interference caused by M. tuberculosis SO2 vaccination against tuberculosis in goats

Investigation article published in Research in Veterinary Science

The immunogenicity and diagnostic interference caused by M. tuberculosis SO2, a prototype vaccine first time tested in goats was evaluated. Tuberculosis-free goats were distributed in four groups: [1], non-vaccinated; [2], subcutaneously (SC) BCG vaccinated; [3], intranasally (IN) SO2 vaccinated and [4], SC SO2 vaccinated. Intradermal tuberculin and IFN-γ tests using PPDs and alternative antigenic cocktails containing mainly ESAT-6 and CFP-10 (E/C) were applied at different times post-vaccination. Results showed a significant (p < 0.05) increase in the number of reactors detected using bo… Read more

December 1st, 2015

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Detection of mycobacterial DNA by a specific and simple lateral flow assay incorporating cadmium selenide quantum dots

Investigation article published in Molecular and cellular probes

Cadmium selenide quantum dots have been incorporated to a lateral flow assay for the specific and very simple detection of different mycobacterial DNA targets within only a few minutes, bypassing the complexity of conventional DNA hybridization assays. The method extends our previous work on protein detection using an identical procedure… Read more

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